Vancouver, East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street - Supportive Housing

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New warm, safe homes with supports on East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes with supports for people who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

The new building proposed at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 90 studio homes with supports for single adults, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the local community.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave

BC Housing and the City are committed to moving forward with a rezoning application to develop this specific site.

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • Building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-profit operator

Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS) has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed supportive housing at East King Edward Ave. and Knight St. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

VNHS is dedicated to providing safe, secure, affordable housing for Indigenous individuals and families living in the urban setting. The organization was founded in 1984 and currently manages a portfolio of 20 buildings and nearly 900 homes.

For more on VNHS, please visit: https://vnhs.ca/

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

  • We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.
  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input


Community input timeline March 2021-Spring 2022

Community input and questions can be submitted at any time by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org or calling 604-829-9321

Public comment period
The public comment period was live from March 1 to March 31.

Any comments received through the online form (below) going forward will be considered in the development of the rezoning application. If you have a question, please contact the Community Liaison.


New warm, safe homes with supports on East King Edward Avenue at Knight Street

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes with supports for people who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

The new building proposed at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 90 studio homes with supports for single adults, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the local community.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at 1406 and 1410 E King Edward Ave

BC Housing and the City are committed to moving forward with a rezoning application to develop this specific site.

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • Building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-profit operator

Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS) has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed supportive housing at East King Edward Ave. and Knight St. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

VNHS is dedicated to providing safe, secure, affordable housing for Indigenous individuals and families living in the urban setting. The organization was founded in 1984 and currently manages a portfolio of 20 buildings and nearly 900 homes.

For more on VNHS, please visit: https://vnhs.ca/

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

  • We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.
  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input


Community input timeline March 2021-Spring 2022

Community input and questions can be submitted at any time by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org or calling 604-829-9321

Public comment period
The public comment period was live from March 1 to March 31.

Any comments received through the online form (below) going forward will be considered in the development of the rezoning application. If you have a question, please contact the Community Liaison.

Please share comments with project team.

If you have a comment about the proposed supportive housing project, please complete the form below.

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